What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Hundreds of Kent youngsters urged to consider apprenticeships in the housebuilding industry

Hundreds of youngsters in Kent have been encouraged by specialists from a national housebuilder to consider apprenticeships in the industry.

Staff at Bovis Homes attended a 600 pupil-strong Apprenticeship Fair in Maidstone to talk about the different roles at the housebuilder, the day-to-day activities carried out in housebuilding and the different routes to enter the industry.

The fair, supported by four MPs in Kent, had more than 40 stalls and took place at Maidstone Leisure Centre, at Mote Park, for 16 ... more

Image for Housebuilder brings brand-new range to Filton!

A leading housebuilder has brought its brand-new range to Filton, giving local home hunters the opportunity to buy a property created for modern living and designed with input from customers around the country.

Bovis Homes has unveiled its new mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties at its Charlton Hayes location and it has already proved popular among home buyers.

“We’re delighted to launch our new housing range at Charlton Hayes,” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “The new collection has been designed and developed ready for launch this year and we can’t wait for visitors to discover m... more

Image for Cambridge apprentice urges schools to support young people into the housebuilding industry

An apprentice at a national housebuilder in Cambridge is urging schools to help bridge an industry skills gaps by teaching more young people about alternative routes into employment.

Patrick Deloughery, 18, a bricklaying apprentice at Bovis Homes, is calling for more career guidance on apprenticeships to be offered at schools, to encourage more pupils to pick up construction trades.

Patrick, from Cherry Hinton, has progressed to Level 3 of his apprenticeship, and recently won Apprentice of the Year for his region, Northern Home Counties, at the Bovis Homes Ann... more

Image for Deposit match: making it easier for you to move up the property ladder!

Save up to five per cent and we'll match it in our Southern Counties region!* 

Whether you are a first-time buyer, have limited equity in your current home, or are having trouble getting a big enough deposit together, we would love to help!

If you have a five per cent deposit, on selected plots* we could boost it by funding up to five per cent of the sale price giving you a larger deposit This means you need to borrow less from a lender and could even secure you a more competitiv... more

Image for Top talent recognised as national housebuilder celebrates a stand-out year

Talented employees at a national housebuilder have been celebrated at a special awards ceremony for their stand-out performances that contributed towards a great year delivering quality new homes across the country.

Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive at Bovis Homes, praised the hard work of staff across the business, making special mention of the site managers and apprentices, whom he described as the lifeblood of the industry.

Speaking at Bovis Homes’ Annual Awards 2019 in Cirencester, Greg said: “Housebuilding is all about people, and we have some fantastic people working for Bovis Homes. It is important that we celebrate that at even... more

Image for Dream moves are available now for buyers at Winchester Village

A local housebuilder has made moving to an exciting new Hampshire neighbourhood so much easier, thanks to a variety of offers which could save buyers thousands.

Bovis Homes’ popular Winchester Village location offers a range of exclusive three, four and five-bedroom homes, each carefully-designed by local architect Huw Thomas. For a limited time, buyers can benefit as the housebuilder is giving away a range of offers, including a full stamp-duty-paid deal.

“There can be a lot of extra expense when buying a home, which is why we’re offering a range of deals which will make your dream move that much easier and without the added financial strain,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “In addition to offering to pay buyers’ stamp duty, we also have a Home Exchange scheme which purchasers can ta... more

Image for Big benefits for final buyers at Bovis Homes' Basingstoke location

A popular Hampshire location, which has welcomed many new residents over the last couple of years, is now nearing completion – and home seekers need to act fast to secure their dream home there.

Bovis Homes’ Nightingale View has only three remaining properties available to buy, and to celebrate the final residents arriving at this new part of the community, the housebuilder is offering potential purchasers some great extras.

“We’re very proud of Nightingale View and the community which has grown there,” says Hollie Lockhart, regional marketing manager. “Now we’re looking forward to welcoming the final residents to complete the flourishing new... more

Image for Redditch dad hails home buying scheme as family celebrate new-build life

A father-of-four in Redditch is hailing a Government-scheme designed to help buyers up or onto the housing market after purchasing his first property and opening the door to the perfect family environment.

Jack Horton says life couldn’t be better after using the Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme, which is exclusive to new-build homes and available to both first-time buyers and current home owners, to move into Bovis Homes’ Millwood Meadows location.

The rugby lover chose a four-bedroom house with wife Hayley, 14-year-old daughter Kirsty, 11-year old twin boys Zak and Charlie, and younger d... more

Image for House hunters hit the red carpet to snap up brand-new homes at Warwickshire VIP event

House hunters attended a VIP launch event - complete with red carpet – to reserve homes at a national housebuilder’s new Warwickshire location.

Potential buyers, who had already registered their interest in the very impressive properties being built at Bovis Homes’ Furrowfields location in Bishop’s Itchington, enjoyed Champagne and canapes at a special event held at nearby Semele Park development in Radford Semele.

A total of 84 homes are being built at Furrowfields, 55 private market and 29 designated as affordable properties to be managed by a registered h... more

Image for Final chance for buyers at popular new Littlehampton neighbourhood

A popular West Sussex new-build location, which has welcomed many residents over the last couple of years, is now nearing completion – and home seekers need to act fast to secure their dream home there.

Bovis Homes’ Hampton Park has only three remaining properties available to buy, which means that this is the last chance to benefit from the new-build quality and special purchase packages available at this flourishing new part of the Littlehampton community.

“We’re very proud of our Hampton Park location,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “A real sense of community has grown here and once the final homes have been sold, it will complete the... more

Image for Owen, 17, on work experience: My week with Bovis Homes

Owen McKemsley, 17, from Prestbury in Gloucestershire, has undertaken a week's work experience at Bovis Homes. 

Owen, who attends Cleeve School, spent time in the Marketing and Graphics departments at the housebuilder's Western region headquarters in Bishop's Cleeve, as well as with the sales and build teams out on site.

Here, the Sixth Form pupil details his week and what he discovered about the housebuilding i... more

Image for Bedfordshire first-time buyers to benefit as new design is launched at Flitwick's Froghall Fields

A brand-new house type, which has been named after a Bedfordshire town, has attracted a lot of interest in the local housing market, and home hunters who select the popular design will now be able to benefit from a range of extras.

Named after the town they are built in, Bovis Homes’ carefully-designed Flitwick house type is exclusive to the housebuilder’s Froghall Fields location, and has become a popular choice for those looking to get on the property ladder.

“Our two-bedroom Flitwick is ideal for those looking for their first home,” says Heather Suffield, regional marketing manager. “We want to help make people’s move as smooth as possible, so for those who purchase a Flitwick, we’ll also include the flooring throughout and £5,000 toward... more

Image for Church garden will be blooming marvellous thanks to housebuilder donation

A Somerset church garden will be blooming this spring thanks to support from a local housebuilder.

Bovis Homes has given £200 to St Mary Magdalene Church in Wookey Hole to help transform its outside space into a community garden.

“The idea of having an outdoor space in the village suitable for meeting, relaxing, playing, picnicking and reflecting has been around for many years,” says Julia Scarth, community garden coordinator. “Thanks to lots of support and encouragement from the people of Wookey Hole, the Church, the Parish Council and firms such as Bovis Homes, the idea is now beco... more

Image for Housebuilder boss in the West calls for more diversity as new-build takes off in the region

The boss of a national housebuilder’s operations in the West is urging more diversity in the industry, as he works on launching a new housing range and six brand-new developments in the region.

Supriya Ray, managing director of Bovis Homes’ Western region, is looking to encourage more women and candidates from minority ethnic backgrounds to apply for senior roles across sites and offices.

Bovis Homes is launching its new homes collection across the country, including at its Filton location this summer, and is working on new sites in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire an... more

Image for Tracey puts focus on the customer as women lead the way at Hampshire housebuilder

A newly promoted customer care champion at a Basingstoke-based national housebuilder, who has grown her team by almost 20 in one-and-a-half years, is urging more women to apply for management roles in the industry.

Tracey Jones, regional customer care director at Bovis Homes, who was the first member of a new Southern Counties regional team less than two years ago, said that there is more to do for equality in the housing sector, but that Bovis Homes was leading the way in redressing the balance.

Tracey, from Staines, said Bovis Homes stood out when it came to offering women opportunities in senior roles and fo... more

Image for House hunters to find their perfect match at special Valentine’s weekend events

Home hunters are being invited to a national housebuilder’s special Valentine’s events this weekend, where they can indulge in some luxurious treats while finding their dream property.

Couples, families and single buyers alike can enjoy Prosecco and fine chocolates across Bovis Homes’ West Midlands region, while knowledgeable sales advisors find them their perfect match.

This includes exploring purchase assistance schemes to make those home buying dreams come true, including Home Exchange, Smooth Move and the Government-backed Help to Buy – Equity Loan... more

Image for Teignmouth’s own Bear Grylls tackles Saharan charity trek to boost Bliss

An adventurer from Teignmouth, who works at a national housebuilder based in Exeter, hopes Bear Grylls’ tips will come to his aid as he treks the Sahara to raise money for the charity that helped his brother.

James Phillips, land manager at Bovis Homes, is embarking on an eight-day hike of the Moroccan Sahara, to collect donations for Bliss, which looks after the families of premature and sick babies.

James’ brother Noah was born almost two months early and weighed 3lbs at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Now two-years-old, he has inspired James, who has prepared by studying Bear Grylls’ TV programmes, to take o... more

Image for Bedford NHS couple convince home-hunting daughter to join the new-build fan club!

A couple who work for the NHS in Bedford are so happy with their new-build home they are now paving the way for their daughter to purchase a property with the same housebuilder.

Krishnan Srinivas and his wife Sangeetha Krishnan upsized to a four-bedroom house at Bovis Homes’ award-winning Wootton Park, in Wootton, when they moved south from North Yorkshire, and will soon be helping daughter Namarta to buy her first property.

The pair, who now work at Bedford Hospital, used the Government’s Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme, and are ready to give the 25-year-old, who is reading a master’s degree at the University of Bedfordshire, a leg-up onto the property ladder after convincing her that a Bovis Home is ... more

Image for Contemporary homes for modern living in Amesbury

Since the company began in 1885, Bovis Homes has been evolving its property designs to fit with modern living, and this is continuing over 130 years later, with the local housebuilder’s stylish three-storey homes proving a hit with buyers at its popular new Wiltshire location.

At King's Gate in Amesbury, Bovis Homes offers a range of properties designed for today’s lifestyles, including a three-storey townhouse, the Allington, which has created a lot of interest in the local housing market.

“We’re really proud of our homes at Amesbury. We’ve got a fantastic mix of house types available, and the Allington has proved popular with families who want to buy a home with modern living in mind,” says regional marketing manager, H... more

Image for Former Hampshire apprentice turned site boss urges youngsters to build a passion for housing

A former bricklaying apprentice now leading a major new-build development near Botley has said young people are the life-blood of the housing industry and should be aiming to become the site managers of the future.

James Berry, 33, site manager at Bovis Homes’ Boorley Park location, on Winchester Road in Boorley Green, said the opportunities were there for apprentices and that passion and commitment would help take them to the top.

Bovis Homes has started work on the second phase at Boorley Park, which will see around 400 new homes built on the other side of the current development - on Maddoxford Lane - over the coming m... more

Image for Home buyers set to fall in love with fantastic Valentine's offer

House hunters who fall in love with a Bovis Home in its Southern Counties region over Valentine’s week will be able to benefit from a bundle of pulse-racing extras, saving them thousands of pounds.

Bovis Homes Southern Counties will be giving away the package of extras to those who reserve from Monday 11th February until Sunday 17th February, and during that time they will also be able to reserve their new home for just £99.

“Love is in the air and we know that buyers will adore our special Valentine’s offer,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “The Valentine’s bundle includes carpets up to the value of £2,000, turf to the rear garden, a Dyson Vacuum, iPad Pro, 42” Smart TV and £100 worth of Love t... more

Image for Brand-new housing range launching at Haygate Fields in Wellington

Shropshire house hunters will be able to view properties from Bovis Homes’ brand-new range as it launches two new show homes at its Haygate Fields location in Wellington.

As well as being among the first show homes from the new collection to open in the country, the properties will also include an array of exciting features to demonstrate how smart technology can be used at home.

“We only have a handful of show homes open to the public from our new housing range, and we are delighted to be launching two at our Wellington location,” says regional sales director, Elaine Cartwright. “These show homes will be particularly special as they will demonstrate our new state-of-the-art smart home system which is available to customers at H... more

Image for Cheshire site manager gives the inside track on work at Malpas location

Site manager Steve Wood joined Bovis Homes’ Hampton Lea location in Malpas, Cheshire in the summer.

I joined Bovis Homes in July but have been a site manager for 22 years.

My role as site manager is to produce quality homes for all my customers and to make a safe and enjoyable working environment for the people working on m... more

Image for Delighted Drakes Broughton pupils name housebuilder's brand-new location

A young class of pupils are celebrating after winning a competition to name a new homes location opposite their Worcestershire school.

Children, aged from four to 12, took part in the Bovis Homes competition, at St Barnabas CE First and Middle School, to name a brand-new development in Drakes Broughton

Pupils carried out extensive research into the area and into the challenges and benefits that housebuilding brings to a community, before coming up with a wide va... more